Food Programme show

Food Programme

Summary: Provenance and pleasure, history and health - Radio 4's weekly look at food. Making sense of food, from the kitchen and canteen, to the farm and factory. We place food in its historical and cultural context; call to account policy makers and industry decision makers; and celebrate the sheer pleasure of good food.

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 FoodProg: 12 May 13: Jancis Robinson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:09

Sheila Dillon speaks to world-renowned wine writer and critic Jancis Robinson.

 FoodProg: Digital dishes, life stories and recipes. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:45

How 13 strangers from different food cultures, met, cooked and shared some fascinating culinary stories.

 FoodProg: Black Pudding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:45

Charles Campion goes in search of the perfect Black Pudding.

 FoodProg: 21 Apr 13: Road Food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:56

An army of lorries and other road vehicles keep our food economy moving. Sheila Dillon finds out what it's like to work, live and eat on the road.

 FoodProg: 14 Apr 2013: Chilli Britannia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:06

Tim Hayward bites into Britain's growing chilli scene, from growers to expert eaters and those who like their chillies red hot.

 FoodProg: Madhur Jaffrey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:29

Madhur Jaffrey's life through food.

 FoodProg:30Mar13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:03

Fasting - is it good for the soul, body and mind?

 FoodProg: 24 Mar 13 Marmalade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:38

Tim Hayward tastes the quirky world of competitive marmalade-making.

 FoodProg:17Mar13Taste | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:57

We are only just beginning to understand why taste is important to our health and wellbeing. For writer Marlena Spieler it's essential and she realised just how, following a car accident and a head injury that deprived her of her sense of taste.

 FoodProg: 10 Mar 13 Africa's forest foods | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:03

Sheila Dillon explores Africa's forest foods, both an emergency larder and source of wonderful flavours. With the support of Comic Relief and funds raised through Red Nose Day work is underway to tap into the potential of this neglected food source. From Shea butter to Maringa, Sheila tastes her way through this story with Tony Hill of the charity Tree Aid, and Malcolm Riley, "the African Chef", whose cooking career started in Zambia. On the menu, prawns stir-fried in an ingredient from the baobab tree, and as Malcolm explains, it's "modern African cuisine". Producer: Dan Saladino

 FoodProg: 25 Feb 13 The Death of Three Square Meals? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:55

Sheila Dillon examines the fashion for grazing and if it's summoned the death of three square meals a day.

 FoodProg: 18 Feb 13 Garlic the wonderbulb | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:25

Sheila Dillon explores a bulb which arouses strong feelings and is now in most of our kitchens - garlic.

 FoodProg: 03 Feb 13 Food on a Pension | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:23

Sheila Dillon investigates the food lives of people surviving on the basic state pension. To fully understand the experience of living on a small income and feeling the limitations of older age, food writer Andrew Webb volunteered to spend a week living as his 80 year old self. With an ageing population, an increase in food prices and cuts to local council services, The Food Programme investigates what our food future might look, feel and taste like.

 FoodProg: 100213 Horsemeat Scandal Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:57

Sheila Dillon updates the latest on the horsemeat scandal and its implications.

 FoodProg: Food in the Life of Sir Paul McCartney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:20

Sheila Dillon with an exclusive food interview with former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney.


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